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French Aviator Soars at Altitude of Nearly a Mile-50,000 Persons Cheer
Maier's Attorney Admits
That Good Govern
ment Has Won
Books Placed at Disposal
of Men Who Super
vise Liquor Traffic
WITH hand! upraised In complete
surrender the Maler Brewing
company, In the person of At
torney John G. Mott, appeared before
the police commission last night and
admitted that Commissioner John Top
ham hud won his fight against the
traffic in licenses. In a communica
tion to the commission the Maler
Brewing company offered to let a
committee of the commission examine
Its books, papers and records of every
kind and would co-operate with the
commission In straightening out the
chaotic condition of affairs into which
the retail liquor business has fallen.
The brewery humbly agreed that if
the letter or spirit of the law had
been violated It would adopt any sug
gestions the commission might make
to correct the errors.
Believing the Maler Brewing com
pany is acting in good faith, as At
torney Mott earnestly assured the
commission it was, Mayor Alexander
appointed the four commissioners a
committee to examine the books. John
Topham is chairman of the committee,
and an early examination Is assured.
The brewery's communcatlon fol
Brewery Appeafa Willing
In the matter of the Investiga
tions which you are Instituting:
concerning the manner in which
certain saloon licenses are held
and certain saloons are conducted,
and in which It has been publicly
charged that the undersigned,
■ Maler Brewing company, either di
rectly or through its agents, has
been improperly Interested, we de
sire to say that we invite the full
est and freest Investigation In. the
premises, and to that end will co- ,'
operate In every way with you, so
that there may be lair] before • you
the full and complete facts con
cerning every saloon In this city
within your Jurisdiction with
which the brewery deals in any
respect whatever. In order to ac
complish this we respectfully re*
queet that your commission, either
us a whole or through a committee
•appointed for that purpose, proceed
with such Investigation, and we
will lay before you all of our books,
records and papers and will give
you all the Information of every
kind or character that you may
In the event that It should be
found that either tho spirit or the
letter of the law Is being violated
by any of these saloons, or by any
one connected with our Institution,
' we will gladly and promptly act on "
(Continued on I'hge Six)
For Los Angeles and vicinity: In.
creasing cloudiness Thursday; light
north wind. Maximum temperature
yesterday 64 degrees, minimum 43 de
Little Ruth C'allnhan "Roes to school" and
Is lost. PAGE 9
Two notorious pickpockets from east ar
rested here. I ■ PAGE 9
Worker! given shorter hours by heads of
department tores. Closing hour will be
5:3G, o'clock. PAGE 9
Crooks work while owners of homes are
watching aviators at Dominguez. PAGE 9
Joseph Scott elected president of chamber
of commerce. Other officers chosen. PAGE 6
Brewery ready to surrender In Bts
license fight; attorney admits that
good government ha» won. ' PAGE 1
Born! election to be postponed so East
Hollywood may participate. PAGE 6
I'anin lowers cotton prices to ruinous level,
■ml heavy losses attend most sensational
■*. ■lump since Sully boom . ' PAGE 6
Live block men In convention at Denver
praise deposed Forester Plnchot and urge
continuation of policies. PAGE a
Secretary Knox hopes to adjust Manchurian
. tangle and believes powers will accept his
neutralisation scheme. -. PAGE 2
Yale director appointed chief forester, to
succeed Plnchot, by President Taft. PAGE 1
Paulhan breaks world- height record for
aeroplanes before audience of 60,000. PAGE 1
Curtlßs breaks course record for speed In
| biplane. . - PAGE 1
Rules prepared to govern competition
at aviation meet. PAOJB) 3
I'Hullian rushes to arms of wife after
■hiking record for height; was sure
she would bo angry. PAGE 8
Pasadena police full as experts on
drunkenness. , PAGE 10
Francis Ileney says Hermann coveted honor
and wanted to bo United States senator,
which led to alleged land frauds con
spiracy. _ PAGE 2
Thirty-one lives lost In shipwreck oft
Oregon coast. ■ PAGE 18
Turkish cabinet nearly complete, and
eliauges made only In four mlnli
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Paulhan Beginning Epoch-Making
Flight in Field Filled with Air Craft
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The upper photograph Is one of the moot remarkable aviation pictures ever taken. Eight flying machines are seen in the field, with Paul,
han, in the center of the group, leaving the ground in the Farman biplane for his sensational invasion of skyland. At the lower left is shown Clif
ford B. Harmon's balloon, the New York, piloted by the owner. Under the New York is the Curtiss biplane No. 5. At the lower right is Roy
Knabenshue's dirigible, in front of which is the original Curtiss biplane. In the rear of the dirigible is the third Curtiss machine. A captive balloon
is shown at the upper left.
The lower crowd picture shows the tense moment in the boxes when Paulhan's spirals in the sky were narrowing to an almost straight
ascent as he apparently pierced the blue. —photo by cole—copyright.
BLUEFIELDS, Jan. 12.—General
Chamorro telegraphs that a decisive
battle will be'fought at Acoyapa. His
message, now made public, was sent on
Monday last. At that time 3000 pro
vlslouals With twenty cannon anil eight
rapid flru fcuns had been concentrated
and weru moving on the government
forces entrenched at Acoyapa.
CHICAGO, Jan. 12.—Kioyo Sue Inui,
a young Japanese graduate of the Uni
versity of Michigan, arrived in Chi
cago yesterday to visit his country
men here, after completing ■ 3160-mile
journey down the Mississippi river in
an eighteen-foot canoe. He made the
trip from I^ake Itasca to the gulf of
Mexico in 120 days
NEW YOKK. J*h. 12.—Plans for a
world's fair to be held in New York
city In 1913 have been launched here.
The proposed exhibition will com
memorate the 300 th anniversary of tha
settlement of Manhattan island. The
promoters of the enterprise hay» ef
fected a preliminary organization and
taken out articles of incorporation.
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 12.—1n com
pliance with an order of the state su
preme court, Superior Judge Conley
toduy granted a new trial to (.'. 10.
Kankln, convicted of embezzling stock
of the Ocean Shore railroad. The new
trial was granted on the ground that
Hankln had not bten sentenced with
in five days of his conviction as pro
vided by law.
Oli.> V»l-<JIl V>UI I IV"> . ON TRAINS. 5 CENTS
Idol of Grandstands Sails Away Into Upper
Air and Descends the Hero of
Great Aviation Meet
Pride of La Belle France Makes History in
Los Angeles—Marvelous Performance
Astonishes Even His Fellows
LOUIS PAULHAN breaks all official and unofficial records
for height in an aeroplane by attaining 4165 feet in a Farman
Spectators witness battle in clouds between balloon "Dick
Ferris," with C. F. Willard as pilot, and gale which threatened to
blow balloon to sea.
Balloon "Peoria" sailed far out to sea with passengers and
safely returned to land.
Two balloons, two dirigibles and Paulhan's biplane in air at
same time. Paulhan in his biplane and Beachey and Knabenshue
in dirigibles circle the balloon New York 400 feet in the air.
Curtiss, in his racing machine, made the fastest flight of the
field for the day.
Paulhan made six rounds of the field, but in none of them did
he equal the time made by Curtiss.
Balloon "Dick Ferris" landed on the sea coast above Redondo,
making successful descent.
Paulhan, in a Farman machine, flew 600 feet in the air to meet
big spherical balloon New York. Talked to his wife, a passenger
in the basket of the New York.
Paulhan circled the field and then flew far out over rough
country, reaching altitude of 300 feet, and executed many daring
Big balloon "New York" with Clifford B. Harmon as pilot ari9
Mme. Paulhan, Nat C. Goodwin and four other persons as pas
sengers, descends in front of grand stand on Aviation field.
Three distinct tyles of aircraft—spherical balloon, dirigible and
aeroplane—seen in the air at the same time.
FEET! That is the record height reached by the intrepid
French man-bird, Louis Paulhan, yesterday afternoon when he
sailed away in his new Farman biplane up into the clear blue sky
over the heads of 50,000 people at the aviation field at Dominguez.
P.iulhan's feat is more than the mere breaking of a world's rec
ord. It marks an epoch in aviation and in history, for it is one of
the greatest achievements of all time in showing that heavier-than
air machines can attain great heights.
Of course there will be those who dispute the record. Some
will be Americans and others will be of other nations. Hubert
Latham, whose flight of 3280 feet made but a few days ago, probably
will be one of those to object. But aneroid barometers and transits
in the hands of trained engineers and mathematicians do not falsify.
F.ver will Los Angeles be remembered as the place where Paulhan
broke the world's altitude biplane record, ami ever will Los An
geles be the biggest and brightest spot on the aviation map.
Today Paulhan is the idol of the world, the envy of aviators and
the pride of La Belle France and Los Angeles, for he has proved his
worth in every flight he has made since the moment he first started
the engine in his biplane.
Such sights as were seen yesterday at Aviation field are the
sights of a lifetime. Daring, skill and scientific achievement were
coupled so closely that one could scarcely tell where one began and
the other left off.
First came the feats of skill and daring while the balloon "New
York" was being brought to anchor in the center of the field. Paul
han and Knabcnshue vied with each other in attempting to get close
enough to the balloon to carry on conversations with those in the
basket. Then came the speed trials, in which Glenn H. Curtiss made
a record of 1.61 miles in 2:13 1-5. And last and greatest of all came
the wonderful flight of Paulhan. If there was needed a touch to
make the 50,000 spectators absolutely aviation-mad, that touch is
vet to be made known. And still there are other records to be broken,
other sights to see, so that by the time this greatest meeting of the
air kings comes to an end the whole world will acknowledge Los
Angeles as the ideal aviation city.
" It was "San Diego day" at Dominguez field yesterday, and just
to make the 5000 visitors who came to Los Angeles under the pilot
age of Col. D. C. Collier feel that their long trip had not been in vain,
General Manager Dick Ferris, working with the various aviators,
planned a program of excellence. It worked out just that way, too,
for every event was a greater success than the one which preceded
it. Some of those unfortunate persons who went home about 4
o'clock will live to regret their action, for they missed the great Paul
han flight.
There's a little secret in connection with Paulhan's flight. He
may not want it known, but inasmuch as he has broken the rec
ord the telling will do no harm.
It was pique which forced him up so high into the air!
Think of it! Paulhan was piqued because he had been beaten
by Curtiss in the speed trials and he determined right there and then
to go up so high he would make every other aviator in the world
green with envy.
After Curtiss had made his record, Paulhan started in with his
biplane to better the record. Through some error he did not un
derstand that he was to circle the track six times. He went around
'He was told Curtiss' time before leaving the ground. When he
came to earth he anxiously inquired how fast he had gone. When
told that he had failed to duplicate or better Curtiss' records, the lit
tle Frenchman pulled his cap down over his eyes and exclaimed in
(Continued on !'»»• Threat

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